Winning the war against Boko Haram and clearing the northeast of remnants of insurgents is top on the priority of the Nigerian Army, former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, said on Thursday.
He says the Army has been able to recover almost all the villages captured by the insurgents.
Mr. Oyinlola, a retired Brigadier General, also called for understanding between farmers and the herdsmen, which he said will bring an end to incessant clashes between the two parties.
According to him, “There was a time when they (terrorists) were in charge of a sizeable amount of lands where they declared their own caliphate. Today you cannot say that any of such is happening.
“To that extent whereby they can no longer hoist their flag to say this is our caliphate, I believe they have been reduced to stragglers now and I want to believe that the military will be up in arms to deal with the stragglers.
“They wouldn’t want to give up so easily because the activities are based on the level of indoctrination that they give to their members and while the military is carrying out its own aspect of the operation, the government should try to get educate and disabuse the minds of those who are already indoctrinated”.